I was a mere tourist with no part whatever in this great conflict; but it was my rare privilege, through an unusual train of circumstances, to witness the moving scenes that I have resolved to describe. In these pages I give only my personal impressions; so my readers should not look here for specific details, nor for information on strategic matters; these things have their place in other writings.
The ancient city of Timbuktu had known a lot of conquest and occupation in the past but people of Timbuktu are tolerant and pacifist and practice a tolerant Islam and live with tolerance toward other religions . The economy of that city is essentially based on tourist activity but since kidnapping of westerners, touareg revolution and Islamist militant invasions in northern regions of Mali there is no more tourism in the region of Timbuktu.Mamadou Mangara, Governor of Timbuktu, in Visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Timbuktu.
Guwahati has several places of historical interest with the biggest attraction being the Kamakhya Temple. The city is donned with several places of religious and tourist attractions such as Umananda Temple situated on an island in the middle of the river Brahmaputra , which incidentally is the smallest river island in the world . In addition to the religious sites, there are splendid water fronts and water bodies, which could be developed as places of tourist attractionPlan, in '"City Development Plan Guwahati", p.48
...when India became independent in 1947, Shimla was one of the most important hill stations of the world. After the partition of India in 1947, many of the Punjab Government offices from Lahore in Pakistan were shifted to Shimla. In 1966, with the re-organization of territory into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Shimla became the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Since then, Shimla has flourished, as capital of the state and has continued to be an important tourist resort of India and the world.Planning Department, in "District Human Development Report Shimla}, p.9
As far as tourists are concerned they have various destinations they can choose for their holiday. No tourist will come to a country where violence is taking place.Seenivasagham Kaliselvam, Sri Lanka Tourist Board, quoted on BBC News, "Shadow hangs over Sri Lanka tourism", February 17, 2006.
Case officers are subject to the same embarassments any tourist suffers-snarled schedules, lost passports, lost money and luggage, and getting off the plane at the wrong destinationIn Search of Enemies: A CIA Story, "Kinshasa"; ISBN 0393057054
Panaji is to be developed as a city that is environmentally and economically sustainable, a city that is a mixture of heritage and modernity , a city that cares for its citizen , a city that cares for its tourist , a city that maintains it culture , a city that provide high quality infrastructure services and facilities, a well managed clean, green and safe city that provides and better present and bright future to its people.City Vision, in 14-1 Vision Panaji
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sightseeing."Daniel J. Boorstin. The Image: A Guide to Psuedo-Events in America, 3.2, 1961.